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October 24, 2017 - Rigid Packaging

How Aseptic Packaging is Smart

According to Markets and Markets, the aseptic packaging market projected to grow at a CAGR of 10.89% now through 2022. Estimated to be worth $66.45 billion, aseptic packaging is proving to be a smart packaging option. Gain insight into why this is the case.

What is Aseptic Packaging?

Aseptic packaging is a process in which a food product and its package are sterilized separately and then packaged and sealed together. In this process, the food product is first exposed to ultra high temperature treatment prior to packaging.

Aseptic food packaging allows food to be kept safe and fresh for at least six months without refrigeration or preservatives. In order for it to be done correctly, everything in the production chain must be commercially sterile, such as:

  • Machinery
  • Packaging environment
  • Food and packaging materials

How Aseptic Packaging Responds to Lifestyle Shifts

As consumers continue to gravitate toward on-the-go snacking, aseptic packaging provides an opportunity for beverage companies to meet the demand for on-the-go hydrating as well. In particular, beverage companies are using it to package their drinks in small, single serving, portable cartons. Lightweight yet durable, these cartons can even offer additional functionality such as:

  • Straw inserts
  • Pour spouts
  • Twist caps

How Aseptic Packaging is Environmentally-Friendly

In addition to on-the-go convenience, consumers also care about products’ environmental friendliness. This type of packaging enables beverage companies to address this trend as well. For example, certain aseptic packaging is made with plant-based renewable materials, replacing conventional plastics.

Furthermore, some of its manufacturing processes use less energy and have a smaller carbon footprint than other alternatives. This speaks to aseptic packaging’s ability to address environmental friendliness throughout the supply chain, which is increasingly important to consumers.

Smart Adhesives for Smart Aseptic Packaging

Bostik manufactures smart solutions designed to improve production line efficiency, versatility and performance. Environmentally friendly, they also improve packaging aesthetics and functionality overall. Additionally, Bostik’s broad capabilities enable us to meet a range of customer needs, even the most stringent application demands, and evolve alongside the market. For more information on how our adhesives can help your packaging, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us.

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